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Articles for Small Business Networking

Network security, network management, and more

Get the latest trends, tips, and articles for small business networking.

What is an access point?

Understand the importance of how a wireless access point enhances your network and what role it plays. Learn more about the different types of access point configurations.

How to setup a router

Since every router is different, setup won't be the same from router to router. Here are basic steps that should be common to all router setups.

How does a router work?

Understand the role that a router plays in your network. Learn about the different types of routers.

How does a switch work?

Learn how switches form a key networking building block that connect your devices to each other.

8 Steps to Configure Your Network Switch

Follow these simple best practices to set up a new network switch.

How Wi-Fi 6 and 5G Give Small Businesses the Edge

Are you wondering if Wi-Fi 6 and 5G are only for large businesses? Discover how Wi-Fi 6 and 5G is expected to improve the experience of almost all small businesses. 

Understanding the Different Types of Network Switches & Ethernet Switches

Can your switches keep up with changing requirements? Understanding the types of network switches will help you find the right solution that’s built for the future.

5 Myths About Your Network That Every Small Business Owner Should Know

Technology can be confusing. Explore the top five myths about network security for small businesses, and discover the right answers.

What is switch vs. a router?

Switches create a network. Routers connect networks. The two pieces of equipment look similar and perform some similar functions, but each has its own distinct function to perform on a network.

How does a network switch work?

Switches are a key component of many business networks. They connect multiple PCs, printers, access points, phones, lights, servers, and other hardware.

What is a wireless network?

A wireless local-area network (LAN) uses radio waves to connect devices such as laptops and mobile phones to the Internet and to your business network and its applications.

Affordable 10 Gigabit Ethernet for Small Businesses

Here are some basic facts about 10 Gigabit Ethernet and how you can migrate your network to 10 Gigabit within your budget.

Is your network really ready for video? 10 tips

Each day, more businesses are using video applications to communicate faster, collaborate, and train more effectively. 

How to get better and faster with Wireless-N

When will your business begin using next-generation wireless technology?

Networking basics: What you need to know

A network connects computers, mobile phones, peripherals, and even IoT devices. 


Get answers to the most prevalent questions about wireless local-area networks (WLANs).

Learn how to simplify your business network options of cloud vs on-premises solutions. 

Find out what you need to keep in mind when choosing wireless solutions.

Building a small office network

Start with a foundation of switches and routers. 

Learn these five simple tips for deploying your small business network.

The network effect: Productivity

A small business network from Cisco helps you stay on top of things, whether you’re at home, at the office, or in the airport.

Small business network: The basics

The small business network isn’t just about making contacts and exchanging business cards at trade shows. 

Advantages of a wireless network

Every minute counts in a small company. Wireless networks are a powerful tool for boosting productivity and encouraging information sharing.

What you need to keep in mind when choosing your next network switch.

Preparing for an end-to-end Cisco network

Chances are you already have some type of data network, but it may not support your business needs. 

Wireless networking FAQ

Get answers to common concerns about wireless networks.

The 5 productivity benefits of a secure network

A secure network foundation from Cisco helps you easily and cost-effectively add new users and applications as needed.

Need speed? 5 ways to tune your network with a LAN switch

When the traffic load grows on your network, how do you steer around congestion and reduce collisions? 

Unsung heroes: How routing and switching keep the business going

Routers and switches are the building blocks for all business communications, from data to voice and video to wireless access.

How to set up a network for small businesses

Building a small office network means starting with a foundation of switches and routers.

Networking solutions for small business

Networking solutions for small business can keep your employees connected and productive wherever they are.